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Submission Sifting through greenwash:

PIAC’s overarching concerns for the regulation of environmental claims in marketing are ensuring consumers have as...

19 Feb 2008
Submission Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters Inquiry into the Conduct of the...

PIAC’s submission to the Federal Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters Inquiry into the 2007...

16 May 2008
Submission Funding democracy:

Democracy benefits from having diverse views represented in parliaments, debates and campaigns.

27 Jun 2008
Submission Freeing up information:

In April 2008, the NSW Ombudsman initiated a review of the Freedom of Information Act 1989 (...

17 Nov 2008
Submission Maintaining consumer focus in health complaints: the key to national best practice.

PIAC is concerned that the model for handling complaints about health professionals proposed in the Consultation Paper...

24 Nov 2008
Submission How to level a playing field:

PIAC’s submission critiques the methodology being adopted by the AEMC for the conduct of...

12 Apr 2010
Submission Express human rights compliance needed:

In this submission, PIAC provides a response to the Federal Attorney-General’s proposed changes to:(a) those parts...

23 Oct 2009
Submission Protecting free speech:

PIAC made a short submission to the Alice Springs Town Council (the Council) in response to its proposed by-laws for the...

28 Aug 2009
Submission Realising rights:

In its submission to the National Consultation, PIAC focuses on identifying the features of effective human rights...

15 Jun 2009
Submission Our rights matter! The voices of those who are or have been homeless in Sydney.

This submission responds to the Australian Government’s announcement of a national consultation on human rights protection.

15 Jun 2009
Submission Improving government accountability through information access:

In April 2008, the NSW Ombudsman initiated an own-motion inquiry into the NSW...

05 Jun 2009
Submission Healthcare identifiers and privacy:

The submission expresses PIAC’s serious concerns about the policy process referred to in the paper. They are...

13 Aug 2009
Submission Inquiry into the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2009 (Cth)

Same sex marriage was prohibited for the first time under the last government in a discriminatory and unjustifiable change to the Marriage Act...

26 Aug 2009
Submission Augmenting the role of the Coroner to enhance suicide prevention:

In this submission PIAC submits that the Coroners in Australia’s states and territories play a vital role in...

27 Nov 2009
Submission Healthcare identifiers and consumer privacy protection:

In its submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee, PIAC argues that the Healthcare Identifiers...

09 Mar 2010
Submission Not yet ready for exposure: response to the Exposure Draft Healthcare Identifiers Bill 2010

In its submission to the Federal Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA), PIAC argues that the Exposure Draft Healthcare...

15 Jan 2010
Submission Transparent pricing:

This submission forms the PIAC response to the Australian Energy Regulator’s Issues Paper on Retail Pricing...

04 May 2010
Submission Taxis for all:

In January 2010, PIAC made a submission to the NSW Legislative Council Select Committee on the...

22 Jan 2010
Submission Turning up the heat on consumers:

This submission forms the response to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) draft decision on Jemena Gas Network Ltd...

27 Apr 2010
Submission Lobbying, transparency and accountability in NSW:

Lobbying is an important and influential aspect of a healthy participatory democracy.

23 Jun 2010